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Project by Joe O' Woodshop posted 11-06-2015 07:19 PM 1373 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another canoe paddle that I just finished off here in the Woodshop.
Hardwood centrestrip down the middle laminated with western red cedar, finished with multiple coats of 100% pure tung oil.
58” overall length with a 26”blade.

-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"





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CFrye

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 09:24 PM

A real beauty, Joe! What is it about the tung oil that you prefer it? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 09:32 PM

Hi Candy,
Thanks for the nice comment. Tung oil is super easy to apply and is very easy to maintain. Fun to work with. Heck, it is even 100% food grade *the stuff I use) so I can also use it on cutting boards, cheese boards etc.
A lot of folks varnish their paddles. An oiled paddle tends to feel better on the hands than does varnish.

Cheers…Joe


A real beauty, Joe! What is it about the tung oil that you prefer it? Thanks for sharing.

- CFrye


-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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GerardoArg1

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#3 posted 11-07-2015 02:07 PM

Fiuuu! Looks awesome. Like paddles. COngratulations. Yes, the tung oil make me feel the wood on my hands.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#4 posted 11-07-2015 02:19 PM

Hi there…I see you are from Argentina? I just shipped a box of 5 kayak paddles to Argentina 3 daays ago :)


Fiuuu! Looks awesome. Like paddles. COngratulations. Yes, the tung oil make me feel the wood on my hands.

- GerardoArg1


-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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danny480

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#5 posted 11-07-2015 04:04 PM

awesome work on the paddle. i have been entertaining the idea of making one myself but for stand up paddle boarding. have you tried building the blade separate from the shaft on any of yours? it makes sense for rigidity to have one piece, but the angle of the blade on sup paddles varies. any input? thanks

-- full time electrician, part time wood butcher

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#6 posted 11-07-2015 04:18 PM

Yes, i have built many bent shaft paddles. Some of them I built by bending the wood over a jig during the laminating process, others I have built by joining the blade to the shaft at an angle. Bent shaft canoe paddles and a few SUP Paddles. For Sup though, I mostly build them with a laminated blade of western red cedar and I join that to a carbon fiber shaft. The all wood ones though, I do like them better.


awesome work on the paddle. i have been entertaining the idea of making one myself but for stand up paddle boarding. have you tried building the blade separate from the shaft on any of yours? it makes sense for rigidity to have one piece, but the angle of the blade on sup paddles varies. any input? thanks

- danny480


-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 11-07-2015 04:54 PM

Joe, that’s a great looking paddle. For my on information I would like to know what glue that you used for this. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#8 posted 11-07-2015 04:59 PM

Hey Charles,
The main glue I have been using for the last 6 or 7 years is Titebond 3. Excellent glue. Waterproof and has a flex agent added in to it. It was originally developed for the skateboard industry actually.


Joe, that s a great looking paddle. For my on information I would like to know what glue that you used for this. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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NaFianna

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#9 posted 11-08-2015 09:11 PM

The paddle is awesome and I agree with you on Titebond 3.

Also loving the boards on that fence in the background – haven’t they weathered beautifully.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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Joe O' Woodshop

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#10 posted 11-08-2015 10:30 PM

Yeah, thefence is great. Another section of the yard is genced off with old, rough slabwood and is even nicer. The Girl friend’s parents built the place just before she was born. So I was lucky…it all came with the girl ;)


The paddle is awesome and I agree with you on Titebond 3.

Also loving the boards on that fence in the background – haven t they weathered beautifully.

- NaFianna


-- "Do what you like, Like what you do"

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